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Wenk's Yellow Hot Pepper

Wenk's Yellow Hot Pepper



Full Sun.

Sold as a single plant in a 4x4 inch pot.

Garden Planting - Space 1 foot apart in rows that are 2 feet apart.

Container Planting - One plant per 6x12 inch pot or two plants per 5 gallon bucket.

Medium hot. 2,000 to 10,000 Scoville Heat Units


Wenk’s Yellow Hots pepper has Jalapeno bloodlines and was developed by the late farmer Eric Wenk of Albuquerque, New Mexico. These originated, and were cultivated, in the Southern valley of Albuquerque. Eric was one of the last Truck farmers from this region. Truck farmers sold their produce to Local markets but also would transport it over long distances to sell using their own trucks.


The Wenk’s Yellow Hots will ripen from light yellow to orange and reds. They have a waxy appearance. The taste is tangy/ fruity, and they produce very well. The fruits have a jalapeno like shape to them. Depending on growing conditions they have a burn above Jalapeno. The plants grow 2 to 3 feet tall.


In terms of spice, this variety produces medium to hot peppers with a full flavor. Because these waxy yellow fruits are very fleshy, they are often used for pickling.

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